World University Networks – WUN

Virtual Study Abroad

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network of 22 universities across 6 continents. The University of Cape Town is part of this prestigious network which leads comprehensive research universities in a collaborative partnership to advance research and education on major global challenges.

UCT has partnered with the University of Alberta, the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the University of Rochester (who will join from 2022), to initiate a WUN Virtual Study Abroad programme.

As a registered UCT student, you will have the opportunity to register for online courses and participate in an innovative virtual programme and earn extra credits that will be counted toward your UCT qualification.

UCT students will remain registered at UCT and will not be expected to pay for any of the online courses offered by international partner universities in this programme.

Course offerings at partner universities


Submit an application via the student exchange application form.

For enquiries, please use our online contact form to get in touch.